From 2020 to 2027, the global 3D concrete printing market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 106.5 percent, from $310.9 million in 2019 to $40,652.4 million by 2027.
The 3D concrete printing procedure entails employing concrete and atomized equipment to manufacture building structures and other infrastructure. 3D printers may be used to manufacture walls, roofs, and pillars. Furthermore, the robot or a 3D printer is controlled by pre-programmed software. Software like AutoCAD and SolidWorks are used to programme the path of its movement. After that, it makes a decision and instructs the printer to print the selected object. When compared to traditional manual procedures, this technology produces less errors. Furthermore, complicated designs may be easily generated and at a faster rate with this technique.
The cost savings on skilled personnel are driving the worldwide 3D concrete printing industry forward. For specialised and intricate construction, skilled labour charges a high price. The cost of these skilled labours' pay can be reduced by using 3D concrete printers. Other factors boosting the market's growth include a reduction in waste generation and the economic feasibility of mass production. However, 3D printing has a number of drawbacks, including a high initial investment cost and a limited printing size. Rapid urbanisation, on the other hand, is expected to propel the market forward.
Printing type, technique, end-use industry, and region are all segments of the worldwide 3D concrete printing market. The market is classified into two categories based on material type: gantry system and robotic arm. It is classified as either extrusion-based or powder-based, depending on the technology used. It is divided into three end-use sectors: residential, commercial, and infrastructure.
DuBox, a modular design and off-site construction firm, has already displayed the UAE's first 3D-printed concrete structure made from real-life construction components. To attain this goal, the company collaborated with the University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands and the engineering consultant firm Witteveen+Bos.
The Dubai government announced a plan to have 25% of its structures 3D-printed by 2030 during the fifth International Conference for Sustainable Construction Materials.